A visual inspection or visual examination of objects, parts or components is the oldest and reliable non-destructive testing method.

The test method is applied to almost every product as a quality assurance tool. The most detrimental unacceptable discontinuities in the objects or items are the surface opening discontinuities. 

Visual scanning, inspection or testing can successfully detect these unacceptable surface discontinuities without applying expensive test methods.

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LMATS Melbourne and Sydney laboratories performs visual examination of welded joints or fabricated components, castings, forgings, rolled products and several other wrought products in accordance with AS 3978, ASME V Article 9, ASE IX QW 194, EN 970, ISO 10042, ASTM and similar other similar standards.